I made this playlist for my brother Tom, who tends to like grit, automotive metaphors and loud guitars in his music. (Who doesn’t?) So, there’s a certain rough twang here that Leonard Smalls (above) illustrates well.
Sorry for the lack of new songs. Most of the mix is either recently old, middle old or old old. Thanks to Into the Mild for “The Lady with the Braid,” Aquarium Drunkard for “Don’t Let Me Down” and “Tailpipe,” and Rollo & Grady for “Pobre Mary.” Oh, and of course, thanks to Tom for the inspirado.
1. Are You Ready For the Country? - Phosphorescent
2. Sinkhole - Drive-By Truckers
3. Baby Drugs - Tristen
4. La La La - Deer Tick
5. Don’t Let Me Down - Dillard & Clark
6. Dark Road - Daniel Martin Moore
7. To Be Young (Is To Be Sad, Is To Be High) - Dave Rawlings Machine
8. MaryJane - Chase Fifty-Six
9. The Lady With The Braid - Dory Previn
10. Middle Brother - Middle Brother
11. Tailpipe - Vernon Wray
12. Pobre Mary - Guadalupe Plata
13. Moon Woman Pt 2 - Elvis Perkins
14. Hey Babe - Neil Young
15. Country Caravan - Blitzen Trapper
16. Liv Tyler - Roadside Graves
Stream on my 8Tracks page.